2021 American Music Award Winners – The Complete List

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A who’s who of the music world gathered Sunday night (Nov. 21) for The 2021 American Music Awards as five-time AMA winner Cardi B hosted the show live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

Silk Sonic’s Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak kicked off the show with their song “Smokin’ Out the Window.”

Olivia Rodrigo led the night with seven nominations, most of the night, with The Weeknd close behind with six nominations.

Prior to the televised portion of the show, several awards were announced, including Favorite Female Pop Artist for Taylor Swift, Favorite Male Pop Artist for Ed Sheeran, and Collaboration of the Year won by Doja Cat featuring SZA on “Kiss Me More.” Carrie Underwood took home both Favorite Inspirational Artist and Favorite Female Country Artist.

The 3-hour fan-voted award show featured performances from BTS with Coldplay, Olivia Rodrigo, Tyler the Creator, Måneskin, Walker Hayes, Mickey Guyton, Bad Bunny, Tainy with Julieta Venegas, Carrie Underwood with Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, New Edition, and New Kids on the Block

Check out the full list of winners below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande
**BTS – WINNER
Drake
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
24kGoldn
Given
Masked Wolf
**Olivia Rodrigo – WINNER
The Kid LAROI

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “DÁKITI”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
**Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”- WINNER
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon “Peaches”

FAVORITE TRENDING SONG
Erica Banks “Buss It”
Måneskin “Beggin’”
**Megan Thee Stallion “Body”- WINNER
Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license”
Popp Hunna “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) “Leave The Door Open”
Cardi B “Up”
**Lil Nas X “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – WINNER
Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license”
The Weeknd “Save Your Tears”

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST
Drake
**Ed Sheeran – WINNER
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigo
**Taylor Swift – WINNER

FAVORITE POP DUO OR GROUP
AJR
**BTS – WINNER
Glass Animals
Maroon 5
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

FAVORITE POP ALBUM
Ariana Grande Positions
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia
Olivia Rodrigo SOUR
**Taylor Swift evermore – WINNER
The Kid LAROI F*CK LOVE

FAVORITE POP SONG
**BTS “Butter” – WINNER
Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”
Dua Lipa “Levitating”
Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license”
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean
**Luke Bryan – WINNER
Luke Combs
*Morgan Wallen

FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST
**Carrie Underwood – WINNER
Gabby Barrett
Kacey Musgraves
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP
**Dan + Shay – WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Lady A
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM
Chris Stapleton Starting Over
**Gabby Barrett Goldmine – WINNER
Lee Brice Hey World
Luke Bryan Born Here Live Here Die Here
*Morgan Wallen Dangerous: The Double Album

FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG
Chris Stapleton “Starting Over”
Chris Young & Kane Brown “Famous Friends”
**Gabby Barrett “The Good Ones” – WINNER
Luke Combs “Forever After All”
Walker Hayes “Fancy Like”

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
**Drake – WINNER
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo
Polo G
Pop Smoke

FAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
Coi Leray
Erica Banks
**Megan Thee Stallion – WINNER
Saweetie

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ALBUM
Drake Certified Lover Boy
Juice WRLD Legends Never Die
**Megan Thee Stallion Good News – WINNER
Pop Smoke Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon
Rod Wave SoulFly

FAVORITE HIP-HOP SONG
**Cardi B “Up” – WINNER
Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV “Lemonade”
Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK “Calling My Phone”
Polo G “RAPSTAR”
Pop Smoke “What You Know Bout Love”

FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST
Chris Brown
Giveon
Tank
**The Weeknd – WINNER
Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST
**Doja Cat – WINNER
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
SZA

FAVORITE R&B ALBUM
**Doja Cat Planet Her – WINNER
Giveon When It’s All Said And Done… Take Time
H.E.R. Back of My Mind
Jazmine Sullivan Heaux Tales
Queen Naija missunderstood

FAVORITE R&B SONG
**Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) “Leave The Door Open” – WINNER
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Giveon “Heartbreak Anniversary”
H.E.R. “Damage”
Jazmine Sullivan “Pick Up Your Feelings”

FAVORITE MALE LATIN ARTIST
**Bad Bunny – WINNER
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna
Rauw Alejandro

FAVORITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST
**Becky G – WINNER
Kali Uchis
KAROL G
Natti Natasha
ROSALÍA

FAVORITE LATIN DUO OR GROUP
**Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – WINNER
Calibre 50
Eslabon Armado
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho
Los Dos Carnales

FAVORITE LATIN ALBUM
**Bad Bunny EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO – WINNER
Kali Uchis Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)
KAROL G KG0516
Maluma PAPI JUANCHO
Rauw Alejandro Afrodisíaco

FAVORITE LATIN SONG
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “DÁKITI”
Bad Bunny x ROSALÍA “LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE”
Farruko “Pepas”
Kali Uchis “telepatía”
Maluma & The Weeknd “Hawái (Remix)”

FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST
AJR
All Time Low
Foo Fighters
Glass Animals
**Machine Gun Kelly – WINNER

FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST
CAIN
**Carrie Underwood – WINNER
Elevation Worship
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams

FAVORITE GOSPEL ARTIST
**Kanye West – WINNER
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Maverick City Music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST
David Guetta
ILLENIUM
**Marshmello – WINNER
Regard
Tiësto

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MRC

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